I joined NetGalley in 2014 as a reviewer and it has introduced me to many new authors and friends on Goodreads. I’d never actually written a review before I joined but as they keep sending me books I must be doing something right.
I’ve have a book blog on Facebook since April 2015 before deciding to start this one.
I read a variety of genres but you will normally find me reading the following. I like UK based police procedurals and psychological thrillers, but tend to avoid anything that hints at graphic domestic violence, child abuse or animal abuse (I’m a softy really). I enjoy well researched historical fiction and I’m partial to a bit of chick lit (or Choc Lit as I prefer to call it) of the more intelligent and humorous kind ie not London centric, sex and shopping sagas featuring twiggy twenty year olds with too much money and not much sense. I also enjoy quirky and interesting novels and what would be described as women’s fiction/romance but not of the Mill’s and Boon variety (nothing wrong with M&B just not my thing).
It is probably easier to say what I don’t like. I don’t read sci-fi/fantasy, horror, or vampire/zombie related books. I don’t normally read paranormal/supernatural books but occasionally stray into mild magic realism. I’m happy to read both tree books and e books. While I’ll admit to having shelves full of books, I’m also amassing a fairly hefty tbr list on my Kindle.